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So Many Exciting Updates!

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to so many of you who have subscribed to our blog in the past few months! We are honored that you would take a moment out of your day to learn more about this ministry. Today we are excited to share with you an update from Devin, who […]

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A Very Special Video

Recently, a team was privileged to travel to Sierra Leone to see firsthand the impact of the Mamaland Children's Village and Salone Rising programs. It truly was a personally impactful time in so many ways. During this trip, our son, Ethan, along with a team of our friends, family and fellow Colorado Christian University students, […]

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Prayers requested for the strongest woman we know!

Don’t let her diminutive frame fool you. When she walks into a room, her presence demands full attention. Not attention in the ways that the powerful typically are noticed with arrogance, control or noise. Her power and influence come from her humility, keen wisdom born from years of life experiences and the discerning pause she […]

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Very Special Milestones!

This was a day that they had been eagerly anticipating for months. The 20 daughters of MamaLand had been taking classes with their Grandma Dorcas, learning all about what it means to be baptized. Each one wrote a paper on what this important milestone of their faith means to them and expressed their desire to […]

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The MamaLand Olympic Games Begin!

The air was filled with uncertainty, excitement and anticipation as the 20 daughters of MamaLand, their house mothers and all of the staff walked to the nearby track in Kabala. Our sons, Ethan and Cam, had been working on a special surprise for the girls for a couple months: The 1st Annual MamaLand Olympic Games! […]

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“Queen Doris” dreams a bigger dream and melts our hearts

Most of the girls at the MamaLand Children’s Village are orphans who have no mother or father. Over the years, the government began asking for MamaLand to occasionally consider taking in a few girls who are destitute and are vulnerable to succumb to poverty and/or neglect due to dire and extreme circumstances. Today we would […]

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Look what a difference a few months makes!?!

We have recently returned from a visit to Sierra Leone and we have sooooo much to share with you! The quick update on MamaLand is that the girls are doing absolutely amazing! Above is a picture of all 20 of them after church, looking all dressed up and so pretty. For children who have suffered […]

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In the words of Feremusu...

Watch and hear Feremusu's incredible story of survival. Feremusu, one of the first orphans to arrive at MamaLand, is now 13 and completely thriving in every way, loving having a home and family to call her own. We are unbelievably grateful for your partnership in helping to save Feremusu's life and so many precious children […]

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Who in the world takes care of all these girls? A spotlight on our House Moms

This is a common question we receive. With MamaLand now up to 20 girls, raising all of them is a monumental task! With 20 girls ranging from 4 to 13 years old, can you begin to imagine the extent of laundry, dishes, emotions, homework help, band-aids, bedtime prayers, teeth brushing, hair braiding, food preparation and […]

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Three New Girls Just Arrived at MamaLand Moments Ago!!

Friends, literally we just received word that 3 new girls have joined MamaLand today! We don’t have too many details yet as they are currently being assessed at the medical clinic. What we do know is that these two girls pictured above are sisters, ages 7 and 4. Fatmata is 7 and Isata is 4. […]

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Kadey: One Mother's Story of Hard Work & Determination

We came across Kadey in the local open air market, noticing that she was one of the only women with a baby strapped onto her back while she worked. A toddler slept on the dirt floor between the stalls. With concern evident in her voice, Kadey pointed to the little guy on the ground, “My […]

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When what you think is the end, is only the beginning

 This next post is transparent and tender, a story shared with all of you with Devin’s permission. It was 12 years ago this month that Devin went through a very painful and unwanted divorce after 22 years of marriage. He was in a season of heartbreak, mourning the loss of how he thought his life […]

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Finally...

We have been back in the US for a week now. The 4th time was the charm and what a privilege it was! After having to cancel 3 previous trips for a myriad of complicated reasons, it was my first time to visit Africa, perhaps Devin’s 6th time. Several have asked how the trip was. […]

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Watch 5 New Girls Arrive at MamaLand!

It can take a great deal of time, research and consideration from the time that the Sierra Leonean government, through their Ministry of Social Welfare, identifies a girl as being an orphan or extremely destitute in dire circumstances, to the time that she arrives at MamaLand Children's Village. The phenomenal filmmaking skills of our Executive […]

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...And then there were 16!

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are times of unprecedented growth and exciting developments! For quite some time, there were 7 girls at MamaLand. Last month we shared with you that 4 new girls arrived and they are now thriving. (Click here to read more about the girls who came last month)  Now we are ecstatic to […]

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